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Personal Care Recipes

Bath Bomb Recipe – Cheerful Citrus Fizzy Bath Bombs

By Andrea @ utensi / September 17, 2018

DIY bath bombs can be a big hit for a fun DIY project with your kids or friends. Most people enjoy using the fun little fizzers in their baths. But, they can be expensive if you buy them at a specialty bath store or online. Many of the store-bought bath bombs also use toxic fragrances […]

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How to Make Soap – Fresh Woods Shea Butter

By Andrea @ utensi / September 4, 2018

I used to think the soap making process was really complicated. It wasn’t until someone gave me some soap base as a gift that I even attempted making my own. If you use a good base, and just add a few ingredients, you can make soap at home easily! I always use the silicone molds […]

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How to Make Bubble Bath

By Andrea @ utensi / August 14, 2018

Homemade Bubble Bath is one of those things that we always need to have a supply of in our home. Our boys will get in the tub and go crazy town with the bubbles! They love them some bubble baths. What can I say? I’ve raised them up the way they should go. 🙂 This […]

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Pour and Melt LEGO Soaps

By Andrea @ utensi / October 30, 2017

I’m pretty sure most parents will agree that these Legos are the best kind of Legos you can have! No fear of LEGO foot injuries, or at least if it happens it won’t hurt near as bad! You can easily whip up a batch of these with the kids. Or, these would make “handy” gifts […]

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Homemade Bath Bombs DIY

By Andrea @ utensi / May 16, 2017

I never truly appreciated my bathtub until we did a bathroom renovation and removed our garden tub. We rarely used it but as soon as it was gone I sure did wish I had a big bath tub (isn’t that how it always goes?!)! We have since moved and have a big garden tub once again […]

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Homemade All-Purpose Healing Salve

By Andrea @ utensi / May 3, 2017

As much as possible I try to utilize natural ingredients for ailments for our family. You will find several recipes we share include essential oils because they are easily accessible and one of my favorite ways to incorporate natural ingredients! In fact, you probably have many of the ingredients to make this salve if you made […]

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Mica Powder Lip Stain

By Andrea @ utensi / March 28, 2017

This is literally a 3-minute DIY! If you have leftover Mica Powder from the Mica Powder Soap recipe, you won’t have to spend a dime to make this one! Mica Powder Lip Stain Ingredients Vaseline (or any Petroleum Jelly) Cosmetic Grade Mica Powder (found here) (we used Scarlet Sparkle) .15 cc Scoop (found here) ** Mica Powders will stain so […]

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3-ingredient Lip Scrub

By Andrea @ utensi / March 14, 2017

Confession time! I used to purchase lip scrub for around $20. When I started to look at the ingredients in the product, I realized that I was throwing money away! Also, in my attempt to be more aware of the ingredients in the products I’m using, I knew the $20 lip scrub was something I […]

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Scarlet Mica Powder Soap

By Andrea @ utensi / February 21, 2017

Once you start making your own personal care items, you will want to continue to do it. For one, it’s super convenient to be able to prepare your own items when you run out. Also, it’s frugal. You purchase most ingredients in bulk and can make several batches for the price of what you would pay for […]

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Make Your Own Lotion Bars

By Andrea @ utensi / December 13, 2016

Another Lush copycat that you will love! Once you have the ingredients from the Rainbow Soap or Grapefruit and Lime Lip Balm recipes, you can reuse them with this one! These homemade lotion bars are easy to make and perfect DIY gifts! You can grab a star silicone mold or just use any mold you already have. Lotion […]

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